Paul Torgersen


Age: 83

Summary: former president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University who served for 20 years as dean of the College of Engineering before becoming Virginia Tech's 14th president in 1993, in which the university's Advanced Communications Information Technology Center building was named Torgersen Hall after he retired in 2000.

Cause of Death: Complications from cancer

Born: October 13, 1931

Died: March 29, 2015

Blacksburg, Virginia